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  1. blanket square - alternating ribCast on 29 stitches.

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

     

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 6 stitches – knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * purl 4, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 7 stitches - purl 3, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 6 stitches – knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 10: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * purl 4, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 7 stitches - purl 3, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 11: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 12: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 13: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, *knit 1, purl 4, knit 1 – repeat from * to last 6 stitches – knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 14: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, *knit 4, purl 2 – repeat from * to last 4 stitches – knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 15: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, *purl 4, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 5 stitches – knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 16: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, *knit 4, purl 2, - repeat to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 17: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 18: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 19: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 6 stitches – knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 20: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * purl 4, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 7 stitches - purl 3, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 21: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * knit 2, purl 2, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 6 stitches – knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 22: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, * purl 4, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 7 stitches - purl 3, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 23: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 24: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 25: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, *knit 1, purl 4, knit 1 – repeat from * to last 6 stitches – knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 26: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, *knit 4, purl 2 – repeat from * to last 4 stitches – knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 27: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, *purl 4, knit 2 – repeat from * to last 5 stitches – knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 28: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, *knit 4, purl 2, - repeat to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

     

    Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Cast off.

  2. flower crowm plain 

    You will need:

    Oddments of dk yarn

    4mm knitting needles

    Needle to sew up

    Ribbon or headband to attach the flowers to

    Beads / sequins to decorate if you want.


    Method:

    Makes 1 flower shape – make as meany as you wish in all sorts of colours and textures.

    Cast on 96 stitches.

    Row 1: knit.

    Row 2: *knit 2 together, knit 2 together, (yarn over, knit 1) 4 times, knit 2 together, knit 2 together – repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)

    Row 3: knit.

    Row 4: knit.

    Row 5: *knit 2 together, knit 2 together, (yarn over, knit 1) 4 times, knit 2 together, knit 2 together – repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.  (54 stitches).

    Row 6: purl.

    Row 7: *knit 1, knit 2 together – repeat from * to end of row.  (36 stitches).

    Row 8: *purl 1, purl 2 together – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.  (24 stitches).

    Row 9: knit 2 together to end of row.  (12 stitches).

    Cast off tightly – leave a 12” tail to sew up.

     

    ASSEMBLY:
    Starting at the last and smallest petal made, roll up your flower keeping everything as even as possible. Make sure the base is fairly flat.

     

    Measure a wide ribbon to fit 2/3 round the head.  Gather the ends round a short piece of elastic so that the band fits snugly round the head.  Sew the flower shapes on as densely as you wish.

     

    Take one step further –

    -       Use as clusters in home decor – cushion covers - curtain tie backs – corner accents.

     

    This pattern is part of The Kitten and The Goat Monthly Virtual Knitting Circle.  Sign up to our email list on the website to get a newsletter with a free pattern and access to 2 videos every month.

     

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  3. Half and Half

    half and half squares (1)

    Cast on 29 stitches.

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

     

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 20, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 19, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 3, purl 18, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 17, purl 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5, purl 16, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 10: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 15, purl 6, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 11: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 7, purl 14, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 12: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 13, purl 8, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 13: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 9, purl 12, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

     

    This is how the pattern works – keeping the side column 4 stitches going up - you are increasing the pattern on one side of the square – decreasing it on the other – so that you get a diagonal split to the square.  When  you get to the point where the last row is knit 20, purl 1 – you should have your pattern square.

     

    Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Cast off.

  4. This pattern is part of the Knitting with Kitten Knitting Circle

    Bunnie Binkie

     bunny binkie

    You will need:

    4mm knitting needles

    DK yarn

    Toy filling

    Needle to sew up

    Embroidery or felt for face

     

    You may useful: row counter – stitch markers

    Method:

    Cast on 6 stitches.

    Row 1: knit into the front and then into the back of each of the stitches.  (12 stitches).

    Row 2: purl.

    Row 3: knit into the front and then into the back of each of the stitches.  (24 stitches).

    Row 4: purl.

    Row 5: knit into the front and then into the back of each of the stitches.  (48 stitches).

    Row 6: purl.

    Row 7: (knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 6) 2 times, knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 12, (knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 6) 3 times.  (54 stitches).

    Row 8: purl.

    Row 9: (knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 7) 2 times.  knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 14, (knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 7) 2 times.  (60 stitches).

    Keep the knit row, purl row pattern until you get to

    Row 17: (knit 2 together, knit 7) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 14, (knit 2 together, knit 7) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 6.  (54 stitches).

    Keep the knit row, purl row pattern until you get to

    Row 21: (knit 2 together, knit 6) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 12, (knit 2 together, knit 6) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 6.  (48 stitches).

    Keep the knit row, purl row pattern until you get to

    Row 25: (knit 2 together, knit 5) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 10, (knit 2 together, knit 5) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 6.  (42 stitches).

    Row 26: purl.

    Row 27: (knit 2 together, knit 4) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 8, (knit 2 together, knit 4) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 6.  (36 stitches).

    Row 28: purl.

    Row 29: (knit 2 together, knit 3) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 6, (knit 2 together, knit 3) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 6.  (30 stitches).

    Row 30: purl.

    Row 31: (knit 2 together, knit 2) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 4, (purl 2 together, purl 2) 2 times, purl 2 together, purl 6.  (24 stitches).

    Row 32: purl.

    Row 33: (knit 2 together, knit 1) 2 times, knit 2 together, knit 2, (knit 2 together, knit 1) 2 times, knit 2

    together, knit 6.  (18 stitches).

    Row 34: purl 6, (purl 2 together). (12 stitches).

    Row 35: knit 2 together 6 times. (6 stitches).

    Pull your through remaining stitches and finish off securely leaving a long tail to sew up the head and secure the bunny to the binkie.

     

    Embroider the face.  The head has a slight shaping – the flatter section is the face.

     

    Ears.

    Pick up 5 stitches directly from the face where you want your ears to start.

    Row 1: knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 1, knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit 1, knit into the front and then into the back of stitch. (8 stitches).

    Row 2: knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit to last stitch, knit into the front and then into the back of stitch. (10 stitches).

    Row 3: knit into the front and then into the back of stitch, knit to last stitch, knit into the front and then into the back of stitch. (12 stitches).

     

     

     

    The blanket is worked flat in moss stitch. Measures 16” – (or 18”).

    Cast on 59 (75) stitches. 

    Row 1: slip 1, (knit 1, purl 2) until last stitch, purl 1.

    Work until blanket measures 16 (18)”. Cast off loosely.

     

     

     

     

    This pattern is part of The Kitten and The Goat Monthly Virtual Knitting Circle.  Sign up to our email list on the website to get a newsletter with a free pattern and access to 2 videos every month.

     

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    9, New Shambles, Kendal, LA9 4TS

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  5. flat ribCast on 29 stitches.

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

     

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 4, purl 1, knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 5, knit 1, purl 4, knit 1, purl 4, knit 1, purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

     

    Rows 5 and 6 form the pattern – repeat 21 times.

    Then work  –

    Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.

    Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.

    Cast off.

     

    I use double knitting 100% acrylic yarn for all my knitting work.  If you are using pure wool, or a wool mix you will need more as the yarn is heavier.

     

  6. ribbon stitch square

    You will need:

    Cotton yarn – or a cotton / acrylic mix

    6mm knitting needles – you can go larger if you want a more lace effect

    This is a reworking from a pattern I saw by Naomi Parkhurst while looking for an open work mesh.  I have simplified the method for you to follow.

    Cast on stitches in multiples of 4.

    Row 1: *knit 2 stitches together, yarn round needle twice, knit 2 stitches together – repeat from * to end of row.

    Row 2: *knit 1, (knit 1, purl 1) in yarn round needle loops, knit 1 – repeat from * to end of row.

    Row 3: knit.

     

    Cast on 40 stitches will give you 10”

    Cast on 160 stitches and work to cover a door in the summer – they look amazing – you get the fresh breeze and it keeps the bugs out.

    Take one step further –

    -       Using the maths you can create any length curtain – work a narrow café frill – or a whole door curtain.

    -       Use the same technique to make a shawl – or a scarf.

    -       Make a top by sewing into a tube and adding straps.

     

    This pattern is part of The Kitten and The Goat Monthly Virtual Knitting Circle.  Sign up to our email list on the website to get a newsletter with a free pattern and access to 2 videos every month.

     

  7. cables 1

    This is part of our monthly Blanket Club.  Patterns are released every month on the website – then published in a booklet after a year.

    The squares worked in DK measure about 4 ½” square – and the larger ones 8” square.  You could use 3 strands of DK together – working on 8mm knitting needles – and the square will be bigger.

    You will need;

    1 strand of double knitting to be worked on 4mm knitting needles – about 12g

    Or 2 strands of double knitting (equal to chunky weight yarn) to be worked on 6mm knitting needles – about 20g

     If you are using the double knitting weight of yarn, then use 2 strands together throughout.

    • If you are using the chunky weight of yarn, then use 1 strand throughout.
    • Remember to count all the rows as you work up the square.

     Cast on 28 stitches.

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to end.

    Work row 1: 3 more times

     

    We are going to cross over some of the stitches to make the twisted cable pattern.

    -       Cable 4 back - take next 2 stitches off the left hand needle onto your cable needle – tuck the cable needle with the stitches on it BEHIND the work – knit next 2 stitches on the left hand needle – put the 2 stitches from the cable needle back onto the left hand needle – knit these 2 stitches.

     

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, knit 4, purl 2, knit 4, purl 2, knit 4, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 6: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 purl 1, knit 2, purl 4, knit 2, purl 4, knit 2, purl 4, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, cable 4 back, purl 2, cable 4 back, purl 2, cable 4 back, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 8: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, purl 4, knit 2, purl 4, knit 2, purl 4, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

     

    These 4 rows form the pattern.

    Repeat the set 5 more times.

     

    Row 30: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to end.

    Repeat last row 3 times more.

    Cast off.

  8. garter stitch squaresGarter Stitch Blocks

    Cast on 29 stitches.

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1 end.

    Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1 end.

    Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1 end.

    Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1 end.

     

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 7, knit 7, purl 7, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 10: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 11: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 4 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.

    Row 12: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 7, purl 7, knit 7, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Repeat rows 5 through 12 twice more.

    Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1 end.

    Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1 end.

    Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1 end.

    Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1 end.

    Cast off.

  9. The Square Collection – Diagonal Bobble Stitch.

     diagonal bobble

    This is part of our monthly Blanket Club.  Patterns are released every month on the website – then published in a booklet after a year.

    The squares worked in DK measure about 4 ½” square – and the larger ones 8” square.  You could use 3 strands of DK together – working on 8mm knitting needles – and the square will be bigger.

     

    You will need;

    1 strand of double knitting to be worked on 4mm knitting needles – about 12g

    Or 2 strands of double knitting (equal to chunky weight yarn) to be worked on 6mm knitting needles – about 20g

     If you are using the double knitting weight of yarn, then use 2 strands together throughout.

    • If you are using the chunky weight of yarn, then use 1 strand throughout.
    • Remember to count all the rows as you work up the square.

    The technique you need to make the bobble is as follows – [knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1] all into one stitch.  Then slip the second stitch in over the last stitch – slip the next in line over the last stitch – then the next in line over, and again until you are back to just the 1 stitch.  Do this every place the pattern says ‘make bobble’.

    TIP – if you get lose your place ( it’s easy to gain a stitch if you don’t take enough of the bobble loops back over) – remember to create each bobble AFTER the column that the previous one is in – making it go in a diagonal slant.

    Cast on 28 stitches.

    Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to end.

    Work row 1: 3 more times more.

    Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 *knit 2, make bobble, purl 3 – repeat from * to last 5 stitches, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 6:  knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, then work each stitch the way it lies – purl into a purl – knit into a knit, (the bobble is a knit stitch) to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 2, make bobble, purl 3– repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 8: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, work each stitch the way it lies – purl into a purl – knit into a knit, to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, *knit 2, make bobble, purl 3, repeat from * to last 9, knit 2, make bobble, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 10: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, work each stitch the way it lies – purl into a purl – knit into a knit, to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 11: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, *knit 2, make bobble, purl 3, repeat from * to last 8 stitches, knit 2, make bobble, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 12: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, work each stitch the way it lies – purl into a purl – knit into a knit, to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 13: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, make bobble, purl 3, *knit 2, make bobble, purl 3, repeat from * to last 7, knit 2, make bobble, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 14: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, work each stitch the way it lies – purl into a purl – knit into a knit, to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 15: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, make bobble, purl 3, *knit 2, make bobble, purl 3, repeat from * to last 6, knit 1, purl 1 knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

    Row 16: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, work each stitch the way it lies – purl into a purl – knit into a knit, to last 4 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1.

     

    This is the pattern layout.  Repeat rows 5 – 16 once more.

     

    Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * end.

    Repeat last row 3 times more.

    Cast off.